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Wills, Vancheck win luge titles

NEGAUNEE - A pair of Marquette sliders were among the winners at the North American Championships natural track luge races held in Negaunee on Saturday.Tammy Wills of Marquette won the Senior Women's Division, while Jairus Vancheck of Marquette took the Junior Division.The other winner was Kai ...

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Westbrook has surgeryOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had surgery to repair a fracture to his right cheek after getting hit by a teammate's knee.The Thunder announced Saturday the surgery took place in Los Angeles.Westbrook had a noticeable imprint on his right cheek after ...

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GLHC honors 5 area playersMARQUETTE - Three Marquette and two Negaunee high school players were honored by the Great Lakes Hockey Conference with its all-conference teams announced on Friday.Redmen junior defenseman Jake Phillips was the lone player from either area school to make the ...

Marquette 6th, 8th at regional bowling

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - The Iron Mountain-Kingsford boys were the lone Upper Peninsula team to qualify for the state Division 2 high school bowling finals through regional competition held downstate on Friday.Marquette was among the 14 schools competing in boys and girls regionals at ...

No cooling off

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Senior High School boys were the favorite swimming in their pool Saturday for the Upper Peninsula Swimming and Diving Championships.They made good on that prediction and made it a sweep as the MSHS girls also defended their title from last year in a dominant ...

Wildcats still in hunt for GLIAC tourney home game

MIDLAND - Northern Michigan University kept alive the possibility of hosting a first-round women's GLIAC Tournament game by clamping down on Northwood for a 65-44 victory on the road Saturday afternoon.The Timberwolves shot just 26 percent from the field on 13 of 51 shooting while the Wildcats ...

Sam’s the man

MARQUETTE - The Marquette swim team's motto is Eat, Sleep, Swim and Redmen junior Sam Williams lives by that.He almost has to if he wants to set two Upper Peninsula records, which he racked up Saturday at the U.P. Swimming and Diving Championships. Williams set new marks in the 200- and ...

Setting a record not enough for NMU men

MIDLAND - Northern Michigan University set a men's basketball record on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to avert a 81-66 loss at Northwood.The Wildcats were a perfect 14 of 14 from the free-throw line, bettering a 13-for-13 performance earlier this season against Grand Valley State. But they ...

18 wins and counting

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Redettes continued their impressive season with a solid all-around win against a fellow Upper Peninsula top-five team on Friday night.The undefeated and No. 1-ranked Redettes used a strong second quarter and a balanced scoring attack to defeat No. 3 Houghton at home, ...

Divers preview today’s U.P. swim finals

MARQUETTE - Isabelle Heidelberger of Westwood had the highest placing of any area diver at the Upper Peninsula Diving Championships held at Marquette Senior High School on Friday afternoon.Heidelberger placed second in the girls event, scoring 158.3 points total for her six dives to 169.65 ...

Miners steal their way to end of losing streak

ISHPEMING - Negaunee made a dozen steals to help rob itself of a seven-game losing streak on Friday, winning at Westwood 36-29 in high school girls basketball action.The Miners (8-10 overall, 6-5 Mid-Peninsula Conference) scored like a team, with seven players scoring between three and seven ...

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Wildcat skiers honoredMARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University ski team has had two athletes honored as Central Collegiate Skiing Association skiers of the week.Fredrik Schwencke, a sophomore, was honored for winning the 20K classic mass start race and finishing second in the 10K freestyle ...

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Gwinn girls hoops actual winnerIn Wednesday's Sports on Page 1B, the girls basketball roundup had an incorrect headline.The headline should have said that Gwinn came back in the fourth quarter to defeat Negaunee.NMU nordic skiers host U.P. InviteISHPEMING - Saturday and Sunday, Northern ...

Stewart sparkles; Negaunee triumphs

ESCANABA - Marquette Senior High School's Dinele Stewart won the battle, but she and her gymnastics team lost the war at the Escanaba Elks Invitational Wednesday.Stewart captured top-gymnast honors, placing first in all-around with a total score of 33.20.She won beam, placed third in floor, ...

Negaunee looks for alumni teams

NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee Irontown Association is looking for feedback from all Negaunee High School classes regarding its annual summer alumni softball tournament.Classes that would like to combine with other classes for the tournament should let the association know by March 1.Email requests to ...

Softball in dome to include women

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - For the first time in the event's history, the annual Softball in the Dome tournament will include women's teams.Tourney director Merrilee Keller said six women's squads will take part in the event, scheduled for Thursday through next Sunday at the Superior ...

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IHS wrestlers make regionalsISHPEMING - A trip to Manistique proved fruitful for the Ishpeming High School wrestling team on Saturday.Coach Tim Hares' Hematites placed five wrestlers in the MHSAA Division 4 state regionals in downstate Rogers City next Saturday by finishing in the top 4 in ...

Redmen complete perfect GNC season

By KEITH SHELTONEscanaba Daily PressESCANABA - The top-ranked Marquette Redmen are 8-0 in the Great Northern Conference for the third consecutive year. A remarkable run to be sure, but Escanaba made sure that it was not without some drama on Friday night.A game right down to the end, the ...

Miners pull away from Hematites; Patriots cruise past Manistique

By Journal Sports StaffNEGAUNEE - Negaunee turned a close game into a runaway in the fourth quarter to take a 53-36 boys basketball victory over Ishpeming at Lakeview Memorial Gym on Friday night.The Miners stayed even in the loss column with Mid-Peninsula Conference leader Iron Mountain, each ...

Redettes cop title; Mustangs, Pats win

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - Perfection was preserved for the Marquette Senior High School girls basketball team on Friday night.Despite shooting just 22 percent from the field, the Redettes came back with a big fourth quarter to defeat Kingsford 56-41 and improve to 17-0 overall.MSHS ...